Alistair McGowan

St Laurence’s Church

Wed Jul 31 | 3pm
£16 / £8

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Alistair McGowan

‘Poetry’ with Alistair McGowan

Alistair has written poetry since he was 19 and has performed at a smattering of poetry festivals (Swindon, Manchester and Ledbury) over the years.
He has played the piano in public since 2018.

Please note, that sadly, due to a nerve injury, Alistair is currently unable to play the piano but, rather than cancel the event, will read from his newly-published book of poems, Not What We Were Expecting – some comic, some very touching.

Expect some impressions and comedy too. Who needs a piano?!

 Terrific, truthful poems  Sir Richard Stilgoe

He will also read some of the poems of his late father-in-law who only began writing poetry at the age of 87.

Alistair McGowan is best known for his uncanny impressions and won a BAFTA for his hugely popular television series, The Big Impression, in 2003.

He has also worked as an actor regularly on radio, occasionally on television and nationwide on stage (being nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in Little Shop of Horrors).
In 2015, he threw himself into learning the piano from almost a standing start and, in 2017, released The Piano Album through Sony Classical reaching number one in the classical charts. Editing is a wonderful thing.

He has since toured with The Piano Show, the first known show to mix stand-up comedy with classical piano music.

In 2023, he set up the first Ludlow Piano Festival – 5 days of piano events in his adopted Shropshire home.

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